Meaning of ORNAMENT in English

ORNAMENT

■ noun 'ɔ:nəm(ə)nt

1》 an object used or serving to decorate something.

↘decorative items collectively; decoration.

↘( ~s ) Music embellishments made to a melody.

2》 ( ~s ) Christian Church the accessories of worship, such as the chalice.

■ verb 'ɔ:nəmɛnt beautify something.

Derivatives

~ation noun

Origin

ME: from OFr. ournement , from L. ~um 'equipment, ~', from ornare 'adorn'.

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